Wednesday, December 14, 2011

homemade disinfectant spray

Since we started cooking with meat on the weekends, I have become a bit more wary about the cleanliness of the kitchen- especially countertops. I am quite sure It would only take one case of salmonella to turn me off of animal products. After handing, cutting, basting (etc.) raw meat I usually wipe down the countertops with a wet and soapy dishcloth. Then I throw that dishcloth in our ragbag for washing, spray the surfaces down with our homemade disinfectant and wipe clean with a new cloth. A little excessive? I'm not sure, but I'd rather be safe than sorry!

Ingredients
1 cup of water
1/4 cup of white vinegar
20-30 drops tea tree oil

Directions
Store ingredients together in a spray bottle
Should keep for up to 3 months before the oil starts going funny.

*image of the tea tree plant from here*

1 comment:

Jode said...

What a great recipe...so simple and yet i hadn't thought of doing it!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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